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Environmental Health

bolivia insetPaige Tolbert, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to establish a Global Environmental Health Partnership with the University of Copenhagen and other satellite research campuses.

Infectious Diseases

Juan Leon, Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is conducting a project entitled Effect of Nutrition, Immunity, and Vaccines on Pediatric Enteric Infections. The purpose of the study is to reduce infant deaths from rotavirus diarrhea by exploring the relationship between rotavirus and vaccine efficacy and nutritional status of children through immunological and epidemiological approaches in Bolivian children.

The Prevalence of Selected Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Effect of Disease Co-Infection on Morbidity in Camiri, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.

Community-based Epidemiologic Study of Chagas Disease in Bolivia, 2009 Student Field Scholar Project.

Maternal and Child Health

Evaluation of Undernutrition, Diarrheal Diseases, Rotavirus-Immune Competence and Cost Effectiveness in Vaccine-Eligible Infants in La Paz, Bolivia, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.

Nutrition/Malnutrition

Evaluation of Dietary Practices and Malnutrition among Women of Reproductive Age in El Alto, Bolivia, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

Reproductive Health

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools: A Multi-setting Approach for Applied Learning and Improved Practice, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

A Multidisciplinary Project to Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Market-based Approaches for Scaling up Sanitation Coverage and Household Access to Safe Water in Different Regions of Bolivia, 2009 Student Field Scholar Project.

Christine Moe, Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation at the Rollins School of Public Health and Director of Emory’s Center for Global Safe Water, received a 2008 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to expand the Partnership and Research Activities at the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory.

Pro-Poor Sanitation Demand Creation in Bolivia, 2008 Student Field Scholar Project.